Public Meeting Agenda: October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Routine Business -
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Pledge of Allegiance
1.C. Roll Call
1.D. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If you wish to speak to an item that is not on the agenda, you should identify yourself at this time.  If you wish to speak to an item that is on the agenda, you may speak when that item is discussed.  Our guideline is to allow 5 minutes per individual or 20 minutes per group.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in this room.
1.E. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Nolan Thurston - National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Rationale:  We will recognize Nolan Thurston, a KHS senior, for being named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.  Nolan is one of 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.
2.B. Design and Development Process for the New High School
Rationale:  Jacob Sertich from Wilkins, Hinrichs & Stober Architects; and Jim French from DLR Group will explain the design and development process being implemented for the new Kearney High School facility.
2.C. State of the Schools Report - NeSA & AYP Results
Rationale:  Teresa Schnoor and Mark Stute, who are overseeing the area of assessment in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year, will be on hand to discuss the NeSA test results and AYP results, as well as provide their thoughts on what the results mean to the school district.
3. Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented. Dave G. - On approval of the five-year and seven-year plans. Where are they? Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 9, 2013 Annual Budget Hearing, Annual Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2013 annual budget hearing, annual tax request hearing, and regular meeting of the Board of Education.
3.B. Approval of the October, 2013 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October, 2013 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of the Five-Year Special Projects Plan and the Seven-Year Roof Replacement Plan
Rationale:  Each year, the five-year special projects plan and the seven-year roof replacement plan are updated to include the new school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the updated five-year and seven-year plans, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the five-year special projects plan and the seven-year roof replacement plan for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
3.E. Acceptance of the KHS Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The KHS Athletic Booster Club has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the annual self-audit report of the KHS Athletic Booster Club for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
3.F. Acceptance of the Park PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Park PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Park PTO annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
3.G. Acceptance of the Glenwood Community Organization Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Glenwood Community Organization has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, for Board of Education acceptance.
3.H. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Grapevine, Tx., November 7-10, 2013
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter would like Board of Education approval to attend the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference to be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Tx., November 7-10, 2013.  Tennille Gifford will be the accompanying advisor.  They will be traveling with the Nebraska FBLA delegation by motor coach.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership in Grapevine, Tx., November 7-10, 2013, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.I. Acceptance of the Windy Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Windy Hills has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Windy Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
3.J. Approval of 2013-2014 Certified and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks
Rationale:  We are presenting the 2013-2014 handbooks for our certified and classified/classified exempt employees for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the certified and classified/classified exempt employee handbooks for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
3.K. Acceptance of the Northeast PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Northeast PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year for Board of Education acceptance. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Northeast School PTO annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Canvass of Bond Election Vote
Rationale:  With the passage of the bond issue on September 10, 2013, the Board of Education must now affirm the canvass of the vote from the bond election.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the attached Resolution regarding the canvass of the vote from the September 10, 2013 bond election.
Action(s):
Move to approve the attached Resolution regarding the canvass of the vote from the September 10, 2013 bond election. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Discuss, Consider, and Take Any Necessary Action on Land Agreement
Rationale:  We will review the process of looking at land and ask the Board to give the administration the authority to exercise the option on the land at 11th St. & 30th Ave. owned by Notz Farms.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to authorize the administration to exercise the option on the land at 11th Street and 30th Avenue owned by Notz Farms.
Action(s):
Move to authorize the administration to exercise the option on the land at 11th Street and 30th Avenue owned by Notz Farms. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Judy Rozema, .50 music teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School, effective immediately.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept this resignation.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignation of Judy Rozema, .50 music teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School, with regret, effective immediately, and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Judy Rozema, .50 music teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School, with regret, effective immediately, and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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